Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1035483
synclient can't set SoftButtonAreas
Last modified: 2014-02-28 14:17:42 EST
Description of problem:
$ synclient SoftButtonAreas="55% 0 0 0 35% 55% 0 0"
Unknown parameter SoftButtonAreas
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This setting can be set in xorg conf but not via synclient.
Unfortunately it's a setting that would be very useful to set without restarting the X server, since it requires some experimentation to get right.
The synclient options are named differently because of limitations in the synclient implementation.
$> synclient -l | grep ButtonArea
RightButtonAreaLeft = 3472
RightButtonAreaRight = 0
RightButtonAreaTop = 3900
RightButtonAreaBottom = 0
MiddleButtonAreaLeft = 0
MiddleButtonAreaRight = 0
MiddleButtonAreaTop = 0
MiddleButtonAreaBottom = 0
These options should work fine, let me know if they don't.
Thanks, though I think a man page note (or maybe even better, an error message about these from synclient itself) would be nice.
This seems not to work in FC20 any more (using Lenovo T530 here):
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=000a Version=0000
N: Name="TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint"
H: Handlers=mouse1 event15
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0
~]$ synclient RightButtonAreaLeft=3472
Property for 'RightButtonAreaLeft' not available. Skipping.
judging by the images of the T530 I found, the touchpad has physical buttons. the driver only exposes software buttons for clickpads, i.e. touchpads without physical buttons.
fwiw, the TrackPoint is the red round thing between g and h, the synaptics device is on a different event device.
ok gotcha, thanks for the informations.
So the issues with the t530 touchpad configuration in FC20 must have a different cause.
Andre, please file a separate bug for that then and assign it to me
I created https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1057786